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June 16, 1962

Facial Hyperhidrosis

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JAMA. 1962;180(11):987. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050240083021

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To the Editor:—  The note on "Facial Hyperhidrosis" by Drs. Sankstone and Cornbleet (JAMA179:571 [Feb. 17] 1962) which stated the condition was only temporarily relieved by stellate bloc recalls a patient with a similar, but unilateral condition in which treatment was successful. This young girl sweated for many years so profusely that she carried a bath towel to mop her face and scalp. At operation, in which it was planned to remove the stellate ganglion, this was found to be riding up over a large transverse process of the seventh cervical vertebra. This was excised, leaving the nerve supply intact. Permanent relief followed.

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